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Unearthed: Meadow Lane Farm

With a passion for local food and a vision for future farming generations, Martha Mobley serves as a pillar of North Carolina’s agriculture community.
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Food

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Calypso Chicken Salad Recipe

Sweet potatoes get an island twist in the first place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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Snow Day Recipes from the Our State Staff

When the big storm hits, throw a soul-warming dish on the stove and another log on the fire. Our State staff members provide their favorite snow day recipes made with ingredients already in the pantry.
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An International Christmas in North Carolina

At a church in Cary, North Carolina transplants share a celebration of European holiday foods and crafts.
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Barbecue Returns to Basics at Chapel Hill’s The Pig

Our State’s barbecue correspondent concludes his journey at a joint that cuts through the smoke to get to the essence of pork.

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Fresh From the Outer Banks

North Carolina’s far eastern shores inspired a cookbook author to record the region’s recipes.
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Oyster or Clam Fritters

Use oyster liquor or clam juice to make a snack that’s deliciously fried and full of flavor.
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Hatteras Fig and Whiskey Cake

Enjoy your figs at the dessert table this holiday season with a slice of this decadent cake.
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Roasted Stuffed Stripers

Instead of carving a turkey or ham this Christmas, go with a whole striped bass. (This may not go over well at the kids’ table.)
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Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Sweet potatoes transform from a side dish to a hearty meal in the second place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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Penny Cunningham: Gingerbread House Champion

A Charlotte woman has developed a knack and a passion for making gingerbread houses, whether they’re designed after traditional cottages or historic hotels.
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